Hitting Play

11
Jan

Late Night with Conan O’Brien: 9/13/1993: John Goodman, Drew Barrymore, Tony Randall

Join Scott, Kevin, Sarah, and Hamish as they take a look back to the very first episode of one of television’s greatest talk shows: Late Night with Conan O’Brien! Listen as they take a very deep dive into an episode that would end up being the beginning of a magnificent 16 year run, spanning more than 2,700 episodes. They’ll detail the history of the show, from David Letterman’s departure from NBC, the hiring of a relatively unknown Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter, Conan’s chance meeting with drummer Max Weinberg, and the early criticism the show faced. They’ll also discuss Conan’s history on television, from his early days writing for SNL and the Simpsons, to his time as host of the Tonight Show, to his current show on TBS and new podcast. They’ll break down each of Conan’s first segments, including his very first monologue, comedy bits, and interviews with his first three guests: John Goodman, Drew Barrymore, and Tony Randall, and much, much more! They’ll also talk about the origins of the show band The Max Weinberg 7, and all of its changes over the years. From the origins of the Great Gazoo, leg wrestling with George Wendt, and Bob Costas throwing apples, this episode has it all! So join us on the couch as we take a look back...

That’s right. All the way BEFORE the year two thousand...the year two thou-saaaaaaaand! 

 

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25
Apr

Interning for Conan (w/ Jeff D’Silva)

Join Scott and his very special guest, comedian Jeff D'Silva, as they discuss Jeff's amazing story of getting to work at one of television's funniest late night shows. The year was 2010: At the same time Conan O'Brien was realizing his dream of hosting the Tonight Show, Jeff saw his dream of interning for Conan being realized as well, but both of those dreams quickly came crashing down with the news that Jay Leno was returning as host The Tonight Show. Listen as Jeff recounts his surreal experience of having one of the biggest shakeups in television history shape the future of, not only one of his comedic idols, but himself as well. Of course, the story doesn't end there! Jeff also talks about getting another chance, this time interning at the TBS show "Conan", and his amazing experience working closely with some of late night's funniest and most creative minds. There's also some talk about the disastrous Jay Leno Show and Jeff shares the story of his celebrity-filled brush with death (ok, maybe minor injury). Enjoy the show! 

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14
Feb

Lookwell

Join Lily, Scott, and Shawn as they take a look back at a cult classic from 1991. A time when a young SNL writer named Conan O'Brien joined forces with Robert Smigel to write a pilot starring Adam West as a clueless former TV detective named Lookwell. Listen as they discuss the brilliance of Adam West, draw parallels to Batman from the 1960's, speculate what a full season would be like, and even try out a Lookwell line reading of their own. Sit down, grab a Firm Pop and enjoy!

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